Masters in Surgery (MCh)

College of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Sciences

Course overview


MCh (Surgery) shortlisted PG Awards
 

An exciting new study programme, the Masters Degree in Surgery (MCh) is designed to enhance the academic and professional development of surgical trainees by improving the level of scientific appreciation for evidence-based clinical practice. The programme provides surgical trainees with the academic and scientific research skills needed for progression to higher surgical training schemes and academic surgery. This programme will serve as a stepping stone to an MD or PhD.

Special Features

The combination of professional surgical training and research output will appeal to graduates intending to apply for higher surgical training (HST) schemes in surgery or similar medical specialties. Surgeons require recognised postgraduate research and academic qualications for progression to higher surgical training schemes.

Key facts

Entry requirements

Successful candidates will hold a primary degree in Medicine and are conferred with degrees of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, and Bachelor of Obstetrics. Applicants will be required to demonstrate clinical and academic competence and have appropriate interview and clinical skills and interviews may apply. Competence in English language equivalent to IELTS 6.5 is required

Duration: 1 year, full-time (in service)
2 years, part-time

Next start date: September 2014

ECTS weighting: 90

Average intake: 10

Closing date: Please see the review/closing dates for further information.

Mode of study: Taught

Course outline

The Masters in Surgery full-time programme is delivered over 1 year (12 months) in service (90 ECTS) and consists of 6 modules (60 ECTS), namely, Informatics, Research Methods, Biostatistics, Surgical Lab Skills, Medical Education, and Patient Safety. Candidates are required to carry out a research thesis (30 ECTS) including a 4,000-word paper suitable for publication in their chosen area or from a topic provided by the Course Director.

The Masters in Surgery part-time programme is delivered over two years (90 ECTS) and consists of 6 modules (60 ECTS), namely, Informatics, Research Methods, Biostatistics, Surgical Lab Skills, Medical Education, and Patient Safety. Candidates are required to carry out a research thesis (30 ECTS) including a 4,000-word paper suitable for publication in their chosen area or from a topic provided by the Course Director.

Applications and selections

Applications are made online via The Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Relevant PAC application code(s) above.

Who teaches this course?

Dr John Newell
Dr Paul O’Connor
Dr Roisin Dwyer
Dr Micheál Newell
Dr Nicola Miller
Dr Dara Devitt

Find out more

Programme Director

Professor Michael Kerin
T: +353 91 524 390
E: michael.kerin@nuigalway.ie

Programme Coordinator

Dr Micheal Newell
T: +353 91 494313
E: micheal.newell@nuigalway.ie

www.mastersinsurgery.com

 

 

PAC code

GYM51 full-time
GYM62 part-time

Fees for this course

EU (Total): €5,345
Non-EU (Total): €13,750

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